Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Production People
Stefano della Bella (Print made by)artist bio
Bella, Stefano della
b Florence, 17 May 1610; d Florence, July 1664
Title / Description
Frontispiece to Opere di Galileo Galilei
 
Date
1656
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
205 x 151 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left: 'SDB'
State
only state
 
Provenance
private collection (purchased in 1971)
 
References
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar,
Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971, no. 965 (only
state)
Jaco Rutgers, 'A Frontispiece for Galileo's
Opere: Pietro Anichini and Stefano della Bella',
Print Quarterly 29 (2012), pp. 3-12., pp. 3-12
 
Comment
There are two preparatory drawings for the print in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence, inv. nos 7991 F and 8042 F. For the extensive documentation relating to its production, see Rutgers 2012.
 
Inventory Number
L.71.23
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
Citation Line
Bella, Stefano della (Print made by), Inv. No. L.71.23, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 24th of October, 2021) «